“This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:18 

        "When the fullness of the time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman...." Galatians 4:4  

        The “Incarnation” simply means God came to be a man.  He was fully man while remaining fully God.  That way He could identify with our plight in life.  He lived as a normal human existence for over 30 years, He experienced all that we experienced, including all the emotions, relationships, and temptations.  

        He drove the nails as He worked with His earthly father.  He obeyed His earthly mother when she asked Him to take out the trash.  He played, He worked, and He lived the life of a man, a human being, with all that we have in our makeup that makes us human.  He went to sleep at night, and awoke to a normal life with all of the stresses and opportunities a human could have in the first century. 

        Therefore, we can never say to Him, Hey, God, You do not understand my situation or me!  He does indeed understand.  He has indeed been where we are.  He may not have gone to high school in Burbank, driven a car, programmed a VCR, or held a job in a cubical with an annoying boss, but He has experienced all that is important in life that we experience and wonder about! 

        We need to have a grasp on who we are in Christ, and who Christ is. This is the foundation of being a Christian.  Who is He?  What did He do for me?  What is my role and purpose?  These themes stand out as we celebrate Christmas, because Christmas is the celebration of what we call the incarnation, that is, that Christ, being fully God Who created the universe, Who always existed, chose to come down to us, to be one of us. 

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Advent Bible Verses

The Meaning of Advent, "Advent" simply means coming as in Christ is coming, and for us now He has arrived. This is referring to His birth in history and in humanity.

The Incarnation of Christ

The incarnation simply means God came to be a man. He was fully man while remaining fully God. That way He could identify with our plight in life. He lived as a normal human existence for over 30 years, He experienced all that we experienced, including all the emotions, relationships, and temptations.

Emmanuel Everyday

Applying Christ back to Christmas!

Twas The Night Before Jesus Came

The Christmas Story

Living the Christmas Spirit All Year Long

When someone says the word "Christmas," what comes to your mind? Christmas Themes from Philippians

What Can We Give God?

Are you so caught up in the events and planning of Christmas that you have forgotten the "Christ" and the "mass," which means we are to worship and venerate Him? Most of us do forget, perhaps not intentionally, because of all our busyness and neglect.

Christmas Bible Study Themes

Matthew 1:1-17    The King has Come!

Matthew 1: 18-25 Immanuel, God is with Us

Matthew 2:1-12    The Real Living Nativity

Christmas is a precious season, meant to be a reminder of Who and What our Lord has done. It has anticipation, wonder, excitement, family values and precious moments and memories, especially for children. Yet, it has become lost, hidden behind shallow traditions and the emptiness of wants and perceived needs.

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